Dict-tiny is a tiny command-line utility to look up English words or Chinese words from youdao.com. Just for fun :)
You can use
dict-tiny in this way:
Translate an English word or Chinese word
$ dict-tiny book book 英[bʊk]美[bʊk] =================== n. 书籍；卷；账簿；名册；工作簿 vt. 预订；登记 n. (Book)人名；(中)卜(广东话·威妥玛)；(朝)北；(英)布
$ dict-tiny 书 书 [shū] ========= n.book;letter;script vt.write
Translate the word in clipboard
--clipboard to translate the word in clipboard:
$ dict-tiny -c 命令行 ====== command line
--clipboardhas high priority. If you add
-cand a word at the same time, the word will be considered invalid.
Get more detail translation about the word
--more to get more detail translation:
$ dict-tiny 曾经 -m 曾经 [céng jīng] ================= adv.once;ever more detail: ======== 副词 ======== 1: （表示有过某些行为或情况） once: He once lived in Shanghai. 他曾经在上海住过。 She has taken part in a major battle for oil. 她曾经参加过石油大会战。
$ dict-tiny dictionary -m dictionary 英['dɪkʃ(ə)n(ə)rɪ]美['dɪkʃə'nɛri] ============================================= n. 字典；词典 more detail (collins): ======== N-COUNT 可数名词 ======== · 词典 A dictionary is a book in which the words and phrases of a language are listed alphabetically, together with their meanings or their translations in another language. 例: ...a Spanish-English dictionary. …一本西班牙语—英语词典。
- You can use
-mat the same time, which means get more detail translation about the word in clipboard.
- Some words have a lot of translation that may occupy the entire screen.
You can install
dict-tiny via the pip package manager.
$ pip3 install dict-tiny
$ pip3 install --upgrade dict-tiny